By Emmanuel Udom
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Friday in Lagos explained to crime reporters the reason Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, a.k.a “Baba Ijesha” was still in police cell facilities.
Adejobi, a chief superintendent of police said that the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has stalled any possibility of releasing “Baba Ijesha” on bail.
According to him, DPP may have arrived at the decision “because of the criminal charges Baba Ijesha has to answer”.
www.csomedia.com.ng recalls that Baba Ijesha was arrested in April for allegedly sexually molesting a minor.
However, Adejobi said that the DPP advised the police to still detain Baba Ijesha, because the case against him, according to legal advice, “is sexual assault by penetration”, pending when he would be charged to court.
“Invariably sexual assault is more like defilement too, considering the age of the victim.
“So, Baba Ijesha is being kept with the police not within our own power, but because of the legal advice from the DPP pending when Baba Ijesha’s case will be charged to court.
“If the DPP has advised us to release Baba Ijesha, we will have released him,” the spokesperson said.
Baba Ijesha’s case, according to him, was initially bailable, based on the statement that his offense was based on indecent assault which was a bailable offense.